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  • On May 2, 2021
    Daryl from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    magic band or apple watch? can i get the same benefits of a magic band on my apple watch? i’d rather not wear both.

    Hi Daryl!

    Welcome to planDisney. Thank you for sending us your awesome question about MagicBands and Disney MagicMobile service at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Daryl, it is now possible to use your iPhone and Apple Watch to enter the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, access the virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and to connect your Disney PhotoPass photos and videos to your My Disney Experience account. Additionally, you may also store multiple passes on a single device. This is a great option for large families!

    To enter the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, all you need to do is hold your iPhone or Apple Watch when accessing an entry point or when using other features, just like you do with your MagicBand. If you have Express Mode enabled on your iPhone or Apple Watch, you will not even have to unlock your Apple device, open the My Disney Experience mobile app, or access your Apple Wallet to use your Disney MagicMobile pass. It’s truly magical, Daryl!

    Recently, I tried out this new feature for myself — and I absolutely loved it! You first need to add your valid Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets or annual pass to a Disney MagicMobile Pass which is then linked to your Apple Wallet. This page gives you a great step-by-step tutorial on how to do so.

    Then, make sure your Apple Watch is updated and that your Disney MagicMobile Pass is added to it as well. You can do so via the Apple Watch app. It's that simple!

    Daryl, if you have any additional questions, please visit planDisney again. We are all EARS!

    Wishing you a Magical Vacation,

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Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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